Completed South Africa Field Study

Cape Town, South Africa— Taking the classroom beyond Boston, forty students from Northeastern University consulted with local entrepreneurs and business students in Cape Town, South Africa on a four week Field Study Program. Led by the College of Business Administration’s Social Enterprise Institute (SEI), the trip provided students the opportunity to see firsthand the emerging economy of South Africa and effective ways for business to end poverty.

The four week trip began with a glimpse into South Africa’s apartheid past through a tour of Robben Island with anti-apartheid activist and former political prisoner, Ahmed Kathrada. On the tiny island, the soft spoken former prisoner led students on a personalized tour around Robben Island where Kathrada was jailed with former South African President Nelson Mandela for almost three decades.


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